Elaine is a loyal and long standing HAUS OF STITCHES customer. She attends the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference most years &  is an owner & fan of Janome & Elna sewing machines. I am lucky enough to have seen a number of projects Elaine has made – she is an experienced & competent machine sewer and embroiderer. She loves to use her Embroidery machine for an assortment of projects and has also made some wonderful pieced quilts using the SQUARE IN A SQUARE  method. Jodi Barrows, owner of Square in a Square is a regular teacher and presenter at the HAUS OF STITCHES CONFERENCE EACH YEAR IN MAY.

I was drawn to this quilt when it was displayed at the Haus of Stitches Conference 2012 Challenge and then again later in September when I once again saw it displayed at the Museum in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

Elaine combined embroidered blocks & panels with piecing in this quilt which is very reminiscient of India. The challenge fabric was gorgeous (rules were we had to use it in any project of our choice – see other blogposts about this competition – do a search or scroll through the Archives for June 2012)  It spoke of India to both Elaine & I: our entries were very different but both had elephants & an Indian “feel”.

Well done, Elaine! This is a quilt you can be proud of.


About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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